MENNEN’S BORATED TALCUM TOILET POWDER (Feb, 1909)

After a childhood of being bombarded with countless advertisements for Speed-Stick the first, and only, thing that pops into my head when I see that brand name is the not at all subtle “Byyy Mennen” jinglette.

MENNEN’S BORATED TALCUM TOILET POWDER

“Baby’s Best Friend”

and Mamma’s greatest comfort. Mennen’s relieves and prevents Chapped Hands and Chafing.

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Venetian Blinds of Steel (Oct, 1937)

Venetian Blinds of Steel

Bullet-proof steel protection for bank tellers, developed along the principle of Venetian blinds is the invention of J. A. Boivin, Quebec, Canada.

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Signal Light for Babies’ Cribs (Sep, 1936)

Signal Light for Babies’ Cribs

IN the maternity ward in European hospitals a unique signal light system has been installed. Under each baby are two sheets of tinfoil separated by thin absorbent cloth. The tinfoil sheets are punched with a number of holes.

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Man’s Hell on Earth! (Oct, 1937)

Man’s Hell on Earth!

Natural lakes of boiling water, spitting sulphuric flames, boiling mud, and incandescent lava, furnish the settings for a group of hideous demons which are worshipped even to this day.

By A. N. Mirzaoff

NOT long ago a group of French explorers came across a small group of islands off the southern tip of the Island of Kyushu or Kiushiu, Japan. Although there is nothing new about the existence of these islands, the average student knows little of their history.

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WE DELIVER! DISK DRIVE REPAIR YOU CAN COUNT ON (May, 1982)

90 days is fast turnaround? Maybe if they didn’t have women sprawled out on their workbenches they would be faster…

WE DELIVER! DISK DRIVE REPAIR YOU CAN COUNT ON

90 DAY GUARANTEE
FAST TURN AROUND

Data Tech/Reliance, Inc.
DISK DRIVE REPAIR & ALIGNMENT CENTER

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Know Your War Planes (Jan, 1942)

Know Your War Planes

The engines push instead of pull—
Three wheels for short alighting;
Two cannon and machine guns too,
Keep Airacuda fighting!

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Macintosh – Patronizing the Naive User (Jul, 1984)

The complaints in articles about Apple seem strangely timeless.

Patronizing the Naive User

There is a lot of talk now about the naive user, what the naive user doesn’t want, and the hazards from which the naive user must be protected. Unfortunately, some of the steps that computer companies take on behalf of the naive user show a misunderstanding of what “naive” means in this context.

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Test Your Wits on These Mathematical Puzzles (Mar, 1932)

The Four Color Theorem was not proven until 1976 and required the use of a computer.

I’m pretty sure the thing about arabic numerals representing the number of angles in their characters is total B.S.

Test Your Wits on These Mathematical Puzzles

by WILLIAM J. HARRIS

There’s nothing like a puzzle to test one’s mental alertness, and those presented here by Mr. Harris are certainly corkers. He also gives you some simple tricks which, though they only take a few minutes to learn, will convince your friends that you are a mathematical wizard of the first water. (P. S.— Answers are in the back of the book!)

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FRIGID HUSBANDS (Mar, 1964)

FRIGID HUSBANDS

Not all husbands who are capable of sexual intercourse are willing or interested. By Hugo G. Beigel, Ph.D.

Laments about frigid wives can be heard frequently. It is well known that husbands, too, can be frigid. Women are more reticent about it, but a man’s sexual indifference is no less damaging to marital happiness than is a wife’s frigidity.

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STRANGER THAN TRUTH (Sep, 1936)

Isn’t the idea that fiction is stranger than truth kind of the default assumption?

STRANGER THAN TRUTH

AMAZING, ASTOUNDING, FANTASTIC STORIES THAT PROBE THE FURTHEST REACHES OF THE IMAGINATION — BY A. MERRITT, OTIS ADELBERT KLINE, RAY CUMMINGS AND OTHERS

in the October
THRILLING WONDER STORIES

15c AT ALL STANDS — — EVERYWHERE

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